Houston: Mayor Turner Welcomes CERAWeek Attendees and Celebrates Future of Energy
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March 8, 2023 ~ This week, Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed nearly 8000 attendees to the 41st annual CERAWeek conference in Houston, widely considered to be one of the most prestigious annual meetings in the energy industry. During an official toast at the opening lunch on Tuesday, Mayor Turner celebrated the future of energy transition in Houston.

"There is no better city than Houston to showcase the energy revolution that is taking place right in our backyard," said Mayor Turner. "Houston has always been the Energy Capital of the world, but now we are moving forward as the Energy Transition capital of the world. It is an honor to welcome CERAWeek attendees to Houston to have the critical conversations needed to advance the future of the energy industry worldwide."

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On Friday, Mayor Turner will join Dan Yergin and Bobby Tudor in a CERAWeek Plenary, Building the Innovative City of the Future. As a global leader advancing energy transition, Houston is home to virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply and technology. The city is working towards producing 5 million megawatt hours of local solar energy per year by 2050 and aims for electric vehicles making up at least 50% of cars sold in Houston by 2050.

CERAWeek provides a forum for discussing new ideas and solutions for global uncertainty driven by pandemic and shifting geopolitics. This year's conference addresses "Navigating a Turbulent World: Energy, Climate and Security" with strategies for an industry struggling to adapt.

Mayor Sylvester Turner expressed his enthusiasm for hosting this year's CERAWeek conference: "It is an honor to welcome CERAWeek attendees to Houston to have the critical conversations needed to advance the future of the energy industry worldwide."

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